There are an estimated 1.8 million Philippine OFW (Overseas Foreign workers) in Saudi Arabia.
150,000 are employed as nurses.
many hundreds of thousands are employed as domestic workers in Saudi Arabia
The sad fact is that 350 Philippine OFWs died last year in Saudi Arabia due to industrial accidents and sickness. This accounted for 43% of all OFW deaths in 2013. (http://www.arabnews.com/news/525651)
800 Philippine OFW’s are currently in Saudi Arabia jails, mostly for alcohol and drug posession.
The abuse of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia
With few opportunities at home, millions of poor, desperate men and women from southeast Asia and the Horn of Africa migrate annually to Saudi Arabia, where many are enslaved and badly abused, or even killed.
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